Acquisitions for history of science, medicine & technology, Feb-Mar 2017

This is a list of books added to our catalog with call number Q-T and history or biography in the subject headings plus a few books ordered by request. This is not a comprehensive list of new books. There are certainly other new books related to the history of science, technology and medicine, so please search the catalog for specific titles. Requests welcome! You can send requests to Ruth Lewis, to your primary Subject Librarian, or to the book request form. Please specify format when you care; while there are good reasons to buy ink-on-paper book or ebooks when they are available on user-friendly platforms, I would prefer to avoid stretching our limited budget to buy BOTH formats. Please click on the titles for current location and status of the book. Remember that the Becker Medical Library also adds books and ebooks which may interest WU history of science folks!

After the wildfire : ten years of recovery from the Willow Fire / John Alcock. Tucson : The University of Arizona Press, [2017] paper book
Authority and expertise in ancient scientific culture / edited by Jason König and Greg Woolf. Cambridge New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2017. paper book
Beautiful brain : the drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal / edited with commentaries by Eric A. Newman, Alfonso Araque, and Janet M. Dubinsky essays by Larry W. Swanson, Lyndel King, and Eric Himmel. New York : Abrams, 2017. paper book
Book that changed America : how Darwin’s theory of evolution ignited a nation / Randall Fuller. New York, New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2017] paper book
Botany of empire in the long eighteenth century / [editors] Yota Batsaki, Sarah Burke Cahalan, Anatole Tchikine. Washington, D.C. : Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, [2016] paper book
Brief history of mathematical thought / Luke Heaton. New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017] paper book
Cabinet of ancient medical curiosities : strange tales and surprising facts from the healing arts of Greece and Rome / J.C. McKeown. New York, NY, United States of America : Oxford University Press, [2017] paper book
Camera in the garden of Eden : the self-forging of a Banana Republic / Kevin Coleman. Austin : University of Texas Press, [2016] paper book
East of the Mississippi : nineteenth-century American landscape photography / Diane Waggoner with Russell Lord and Jennifer Raab. Washington, DC : National Gallery of Art New Haven : Yale University Press, [2017] paper book
Episodes in the Mathematics of Medieval Islam, 2nd ed J.L. Berggren Springer ebooks
Fact and Fiction: Literary and Scientific Cultures in Germany and Britain [open access] EDITED BY CHRISTINE LEHLEITER JSTOR
Flora unveiled : the discovery and denial of sex in plants / Lincoln Taiz and Lee Taiz. New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017] paper book
From a photograph : authenticity, science and the periodical press, 1870-1890 / by Geoffrey Belknap. London, UK New York, NY, USA : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2016. paper book
From prairie to field / photographs by Terry Evans. Chicago, Illinois : The Field Museum, [2002] paper book
History of Science and the Emotions Edited by Otniel E. Dror, Bettina Hitzer, Anja Laukötter, and Pilar León-Sanz Osiris, v.31 online subscription
Im Garten der Romantik / Hans von Trotha. Berlin : Berenberg, [2016] paper book
Life Organic: The Theoretical Biology Club and the Roots of Epigenetics Erik L. Peterson Project Muse ebooks
Ma?abadah, mekhon me??ar, ?ir mada? : mi-Mekhon Daniyel Zi? li-Mekhon ?aitsman le-mada’ 1934-1949 = Laboratory, research institute, city of science : from the Daniel Sieff Research Institute to the Weizmann Institute of Science / Uri Cohen. Yerushalayim : Mosad Byali?, [776, that is 2016] paper book
Making of DSM-III : a diagnostic manual’s conquest of American psychiatry / Hannah S. Decker. New York : Oxford University Press, c2013. paper book
Medizinischer Rat : lateinisch-deutsch / Quintus Serenus herausgegeben und übersetzt von Kai Brodersen. Berlin Boston : De Gruyter, [2017] paper book
Melammu: The Ancient World in an Age of Globalization [open access] Markham J. Geller (ed.) Proceedings 7: Max Planck Research Library for the History and Development of Knowledge DOAB
Music and the making of modern science / Peter Pesic. Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2014] paper book
Plague, Quarantines and Geopolitics in the Ottoman Empire [open access] Bulmus, Birsen Edinburgh University Press (Knowledge Unlatched ebook available on several platforms)
Power to heal : civil rights, Medicare, and the struggle to transform America’s health care system / David Barton Smith. Nashville : Vanderbilt University Press, [2016] paper book
Renaissance art & science @ Florence / Susan B. Puett and J. David Puett. Kirksville, Missouri : Truman State University Press, [2016] paper book
Science & society / John Scales Avery, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. New Jersey : World Scientific, 2017. paper book
Shifting Paradigms: Thomas S. Kuhn and the History of Science [open access] Alexander Blum (ed.) — Kostas Gavroglu (ed.) — Christian Joas (ed.) — Jürgen Renn (ed.) Proceedings 8: Max Planck Research Library for the History and Development of Knowledge DOAB
Strange Science : Investigating the Limits of Knowledge in the Victorian Age [open access] Karpenko, Lara P. & Claggett, Shalyn Univ. of Michigan Press (Knowledge Unlatched ebook available on several platforms)
Studies of Pallas in the Early Nineteenth Century: Historical Studies in Asteroid Research Clifford J. Cunningham Springer ebooks
Trees, prairies, and people : a history of tree planting in the Plains States / Wilmon H. Droze with a foreword by John R. McGuire introduction by Paul H. Roberts. Denton : Texas Woman’s University, 1977. paper book

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